Origin of dad1
- God (used in combination in mild oaths): dad-blamed; dad-gummed.
Origin of dad2
- a solid blow or knock.
- a large slice, lump, or portion.
Origin of dad3
- the 15th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of ḍad
Examples from the Web for dad
My dad was a sailor, and all through my childhood he was away half of the time at sea, and to an extent I have a similar job.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
His wife passed away and they had kids, and he wanted to focus on being a dad so he just stopped to raise his kids.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
The fear of…Dad, of the war…yes, that…but something else…the fear that life is nor being lived right here now.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
My dad had worked for a while as a ranch hand, and his “Open Road” was a remnant of those days.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
The kids are out of school, Mom is out of get-up-and-go, Dad is out of work.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
Dad and the mater both say the same now—they're more severe than I was.
Don't mind him, dad—I know all about it, I tell you—I'll explain later to you.
And meantime, I'll run down to Dad's office, and have him back here in half an hour.Within the Law
"You'll see what we'll do next summer, Dad," she said cheerily.
We'll have a champagne supper, with cider for champagne, eh, dad?
- an informal word for father
Word Origin and History for dad
recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (cf. Welsh tad, Irish daid, Czech, Latin, Greek tata, Lithuanian tete, Sanskrit tatah, all of the same meaning).